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Josh Harrison breaks up Justin Verlander’s no-hitter in 9th

Published on May 18, 2012 by in Game Recaps

Final: Tigers 6, Pirates 0

WP: Justin Verlander (5-1, 2.14 ERA)
LP: Charlie Morton (2-4, 4.35 ERA)

This was a pretty exciting game to watch, as a baseball fan. However, as a Pirates fan, it was pretty unbearable.

Justin Verlander, owner of two career no-hitters was just mowing down batters. The Pirates, who put together a lineup including four hitters with a sub-.200 batting average, were not offering much resistance.

Then, in the 9th inning, with one out, Josh Harrison lived up to his position as the club’s designated hitter, and delivered a bloop single into center field. And Pirate Nation rejoiced.

Charlie Morton gave up four runs over six innings. Not like it really mattered what he did, because there was no way the Pirates were going to score a run in this game.

Brad Lincoln got in a jam in the 8th inning when he gave up back-to-back doubles to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. He then struck out the next three batters.

As a side note, there seemed to be quite a split during tonight’s game between people who were actually rooting for Verlander to complete his no-hitter and those who wanted the Pirates to break it up. I’m not going to criticize anyone either way, but personally, I never want to see my team get no-hit. Not that it’s any more embarrassing than 19 straight years of losing, it’s just something I never want to see.

 
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